Art

In studio with artist Athena Bax

In studio with artist Athena Bax

Making art for a living and for philanthropy

  • Feb 21, 2020
In studio with artist Athena Bax
Visitors to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg can view The Witness Blanket, a 12-metre-long installation made of more than 800 items collected from the sites and survivors of residential schools, in the style of a woven blanket. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Camosun College team working to turn Indigenous art into virtual reality

Expert team will scan Victoria Indigenous artist Carey Newman’s work The Witness Blanket

Visitors to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg can view The Witness Blanket, a 12-metre-long installation made of more than 800 items collected from the sites and survivors of residential schools, in the style of a woven blanket. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Art in the Vineyard organizers expect to have about 1,500 pieces of art on display at Starling Lane Vineyard in June. (Black Press Media file photo)

Art in the Vinyard organizers seek donations ahead of June 2020 fundraiser

Everything from ‘previously loved’ prints to velvet Elvises and costume jewelry accepted

Art in the Vineyard organizers expect to have about 1,500 pieces of art on display at Starling Lane Vineyard in June. (Black Press Media file photo)
The unique art world of Steve Chmilar

The unique art world of Steve Chmilar

Painter creates an international market for his artworks

  • Feb 14, 2020
The unique art world of Steve Chmilar
James Bay will see the third annual Window Wonderland display from Feb. 21-23. (File contributed/Anne Milroy)

James Bay to host third annual Window Wanderland display

Residents are encouraged to get creative with their designs

James Bay will see the third annual Window Wonderland display from Feb. 21-23. (File contributed/Anne Milroy)
Holocaust survivor and Vancouver resident David Schaffer meets American-Israeli graphic artist Miriam Libicki for the first time at Emily Carr University in Vancouver on Jan. 2. Schaffer is one of four Holocaust survivors participating in a University of Victoria-led project to illuminate survivors’ stories with graphic novels. (Courtesy of Mike Morash).

University of Victoria tells stories of Holocaust survivors with graphic novels

International storytelling initiative launched first meetings this winter

Holocaust survivor and Vancouver resident David Schaffer meets American-Israeli graphic artist Miriam Libicki for the first time at Emily Carr University in Vancouver on Jan. 2. Schaffer is one of four Holocaust survivors participating in a University of Victoria-led project to illuminate survivors’ stories with graphic novels. (Courtesy of Mike Morash).
Amanda Shatzko’s Mixed Mediums

Amanda Shatzko’s Mixed Mediums

Artist on art, the circus and politics

  • Jan 20, 2020
Amanda Shatzko’s Mixed Mediums
The panoramas of artist Danny Singer

The panoramas of artist Danny Singer

Photographer creates images of small Prairie towns

  • Jan 8, 2020
The panoramas of artist Danny Singer
The art of Kelly Corbett

The art of Kelly Corbett

Landscapes and wildlife of British Columbia

  • Dec 9, 2019
The art of Kelly Corbett
Creatively yours: Dianne Kelly

Creatively yours: Dianne Kelly

Paintings are bright, rich and abstract

  • Nov 6, 2019
Creatively yours: Dianne Kelly
Graffiti obstructing a mural on the side of Fernwood Auto Service at the intersection of Fernwood Road and Walnut Street, Oct. 24. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Fernwood business owner fed up with graffiti vandals

Fernwood Auto Service owner will once again have to remove graffiti from decade-old mural

  • Oct 24, 2019
Graffiti obstructing a mural on the side of Fernwood Auto Service at the intersection of Fernwood Road and Walnut Street, Oct. 24. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria

Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria

Painter is also an art writer and art historian

  • Sep 27, 2019
Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria
The “Reef Nets” design is one of four banners designed by Dylan Thomas that now lines Douglas Street. The City is looking for artists to propose new banner designs for the winter. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

City of Victoria puts out call for artists to create next round of street banners

Winter-themed banners will hang from 100 lampposts in the downtown area

The “Reef Nets” design is one of four banners designed by Dylan Thomas that now lines Douglas Street. The City is looking for artists to propose new banner designs for the winter. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Artist Kathryn Fudge’s garden sculptures created from t-shirts

Artist Kathryn Fudge’s garden sculptures created from t-shirts

Coast Collective executive director’s dream is to have West Shore arts centre

  • Aug 14, 2019
Artist Kathryn Fudge’s garden sculptures created from t-shirts
The Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is gearing up to celebrate 25 years of the Arts and Music in the Gardens event Aug. 10 and 11. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich’s HCP celebrates 25 years of Arts and Music in the Gardens

Over 50 artists, 15 bands and several food trucks will be at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

The Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is gearing up to celebrate 25 years of the Arts and Music in the Gardens event Aug. 10 and 11. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The Salish Sea Lantern festival brought music and light to the Sidney waterfront last year and a repeat is expected this year. (Photo courtesy of Bob Orchard)

Light up August with a lantern building workshop in Sidney

ArtSea workshops in preparation for Aug. 24 Salish Sea Lantern Festival

The Salish Sea Lantern festival brought music and light to the Sidney waterfront last year and a repeat is expected this year. (Photo courtesy of Bob Orchard)
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artistic journey from sign painting to fine art

  • Jul 10, 2019
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes
A conceptual rendering of what the Commerce Canoe art installation will look like when moved to Triangle Island (City of Victoria)

Victoria votes to move downtown art installation from Bastion Square

The Commerce Canoe will be moved to Triangle Island to make room for a new totem pole

A conceptual rendering of what the Commerce Canoe art installation will look like when moved to Triangle Island (City of Victoria)
Chief Dan George, who is the subject of an exhibition at Sidney Museum. (Sidney Museum submission)

Tsartlip drummers open Chief Dan George exhibition in Sidney

Opening of exhibition sees three Peninsula mayors and MP Elizabeth May attend

Chief Dan George, who is the subject of an exhibition at Sidney Museum. (Sidney Museum submission)
The City of Victoria unveiled its newest edition of the Commute Bus Shelter Exhibit, which showcases work of local artists. This piece, Quallhanumucan (Orca) was done by Andrea Fritz (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria bus shelters feature local art

A diverse range of artists now have their work up along Yates Street

The City of Victoria unveiled its newest edition of the Commute Bus Shelter Exhibit, which showcases work of local artists. This piece, Quallhanumucan (Orca) was done by Andrea Fritz (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)